Wilfried Zaha is a doubt for Palace’s fixture with Huddersfield at the weekend, with Crystal Palace facing an anxious wait to learn of the player’s fitness.

It had been thought that Zaha would be available for the Eagles this weekend. However, Roy Hodgson has revealed that the club are facing a wait to learn if he will be fit enough to play.

The attacker has only started training today, after picking up an injury before the international break that ruled him out of the game against Southampton.

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Speaking ahead of the clash against the Terriers, Hodgson said, via the London Evening Standard:

“It was Wilf’s first training session today, It was debated whether he should join in, but he was determined to. The same with James Tomkins. We’ll have to see how they are tomorrow.”

Palace will be hoping Zaha will return, especially with their record without the Ivorian attacker. Since the start of last season, Palace have lost all ten games where Zaha hasn’t appeared.

Until such time as we do win a game, Wilf can sit there knowing he is the man we need to play.

The other players have no desire to accept that a game is a lost cause without him, but until they do win a game, I can’t say it is nothing but a fact.